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Ontario Supporting Diverse and Inclusive Communities

Applications Now Open for 2018-2019 Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Ontario is supporting hundreds of not-for-profit community organizations to help provide opportunities for newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to participate fully in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of the province.

Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, was at the Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre today to announce the first recipients of the Multicultural Community Capacity Grant program. Minister Albanese also announced that applications for next year are now open. 

Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre is receiving support through the program for a civic engagement project to engage newcomer youth through multimedia resources that promote social inclusion and participation in community life. 

Other projects receiving funding this year include events to connect people with employers, cultural and recreational programming, mentoring and tutoring for children and youth and parenting support groups for newcomer women.  

Supporting diverse and inclusive communities is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives. 

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is providing up to $3.031 million to 465 recipients across Ontario as part of a $6 million investment over two years through the Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program.
  • The applications process for the 2018-2019 program is now open.
  • The deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m. E.S.T. on January 23, 2018. Projects must take place between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

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“In Ontario, we all benefit when everyone has the opportunity to take part in our civic, cultural, social and economic life. This program demonstrates our commitment to supporting diverse and inclusive communities.”

Laura Albanese

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

“The projects funded by our new grant program address the practical capacity-building challenges that smaller organizations face. Ethno-cultural grassroots community groups have been calling for resources to promote diversity and inclusion. Today, our government answers that call.”

Han Dong

MPP Trinity-Spadina

“The funding provided through this grant by the Government of Ontario increases our capacity to reach more young people, builds stronger community partnerships, and improves the quality of the training we deliver. I would encourage other non-profits to take advantage of the opportunity to expand their programming by partnering with a government that understands what diversity and inclusion are all about.”

Adonis Huggins

Executive Director, Regent Park ‎Focus Youth Media Arts Centre



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